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It is quite common to see people with colorfully decorated tallises in non-Orthodox (especially Conservative) shuls, but much less common to see the same thing in Orthodox shuls. Is there any halachic issue with having a decorated tallis gadol?

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@IsaacMoses I agree. –  Double AA Mar 15 '13 at 17:07
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I'm pretty sure if you have a red or blue talith, the sSisSith have to be the same color, with a techeilath in the middle. I am not sure as to why Orthodox Jews don't wear colorful taleithim, but the closest I saw to colorful was a regular talith with blue stripes instead if black. In yemen, the teimonim wore a talith Jodol all day in and out of shul, some wore a black cloth with I assume black sSisSith on them.

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taleithim? really? If you're going to be Makpid on the thau, you might at least be Makpid on the grammar. ;-) –  Seth J Mar 15 '13 at 17:21
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Aye I'm typing on my phone as fast as I can. I'd rather stick with a word my phone gets that with a word that's going to be auto corrected 10times –  MoriDoweedhYaa3qob Mar 15 '13 at 17:25
    
@MoriDoweedhYaa3qob, Ashkenazim don't hold by that. Furthermore, the people today who will have a colourful tallit will typically not be makpid on the matter. For an example which I once saw at a Chabad: black beged, colourful stripes, white tzitziot. –  Noach mi Frankfurt Jul 2 at 20:50
    
@NoachmiFrankfurt just because people are in the wrong today doesnt mean it is right and one should learn from that –  MoriDoweedhYaa3qob Jul 2 at 20:59
    
@MoriDoweedhYaa3qob, agreed, although I read somewhere here that Tosafot hold that one should always use white strings based on a pasuk in Daniel. –  Noach mi Frankfurt Jul 2 at 21:35
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